Spring Cleaning Your PatioMarch 30, 2018 Outdoor Living
The exterior of your home often gets forgotten about in the winter months, and sadly spring cleaning isn’t just meant for the inside of your home… so you know what the means! Rain, wind, sun… all of these things can be dirt’s best friend when it comes to sticking to your patio furniture, flooring, and your grill. We have some easy and affordable ways to spruce up for spring.
All fabric (think cushions, pillows, even umbrellas) needs to be rinsed, scrubbed and rinsed again! It’s best to use a soft-bristled brush and a little laundry soap. Some mild scrubbing and a good rinse will do the job!
Wrought iron is strong durable and will stand the test of time except when it comes to staying nice in moist climates… hello Houston humidity! To get the algae and rust away, use a stiff-bristled brush and dishwashing detergent. Fill a bucket (1/2 gallon) with warm water, add 1 Tablespoon of liquid detergent and 1/2 cup of vinegar and get to scrubbing.
Less durable than wrought iron, but twice as annoying. All the grooves can make it hard to get out the grime. Firstly, wipe down the furniture with a wet soapy soft cloth (use a mild soap), then run a toothbrush through there lightly (shaking out the dirt in between swipes). When completed, let dry in the sun.
Simply rinse with a hose, wipe down with a mild dish detergent, rinse again and let dry!
Power washers can sometimes do more harm than good, so we suggest a little dishwashing detergent (if you haven’t notice by now, this is the one ingredient wonder), warm water and a push broom!
If it’s good for tile, it’s good for stamped concrete! Use the same method.
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And last but not least, let there be light, look around for any empty sockets or burned out bulbs… replace and light!